Daily Archives: December 2, 2013

Congress Only Working 8 More Days This Year

Santa should bypass all homes of Congressional lawmakers this year for presents and send them a lump of coal.

The House is only scheduled to work eight days between now and January 7, when members return for the second session of the 113th Congress.

The House had 239 days off scheduled during 2013, and they have even more off days scheduled for next year.

The 2014 calendar for the House, released in October by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), shows members will only work only 113 days. That’s down from 2013, when House lawmakers were scheduled to meet for 126 days. Only 107 days were scheduled in 2012.

FANNIE MAE SERVICING GUIDE ANNOUNCEMENT — DELINQUENCY MANAGEMENT AND OTHER SERVICING RESPONSIBILITIES

Fannie Mae is updating policies as a result of certain Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rules and regulations that implement the mortgage servicing provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and other eligibility requirements for liquidation workout options. The policies updated in this Announcement relate to:  General requirements for standard short sale/HAFA II and Mortgage Release™  Eligibility requirements for standard short sale/HAFA II, Mortgage Release, and streamlined documentation  Property valuation for mortgage loan modifications  Servicer requirements relating to an appeal ? Borrower inquiries Effective Date Unless stated otherwise, the effective date for the changes in this Announcement is January 10, 2014.

http://stopforeclosurefraud.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/svc1323-1.pdf

Scorsese’s ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Gets In Under the Oscar Wire

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NYTimes logoBy MICHAEL CIEPLY and BROOKS BARNES

LOS ANGELES — Last week, Martin Scorsese winged off to Marrakesh, Morocco, where he will spend nine days adjudicating Prince Moulay Rachid’s film festival.

But he left a not-so-little something behind: “The Wolf of Wall Street,” a two-hour, 59-minute cinematic romp through the securities business — his longest film ever.

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